By Karen White

From the New York Times bestselling writer of the Tradd highway sequence comes a gorgeous new novel a couple of younger unmarried mom who discovers that the character of friendship is rarely what it seems....
lately divorced, Merilee Talbot Dunlap strikes together with her kids to the Atlanta suburb of candy Apple, Georgia. It’s now not her first time beginning over, yet her efforts at a brand new starting aren’t helped through an nameless neighborhood web publication that dishes concerning the scandalous occasions that triggered her marriage to fail.
Merilee reveals a few degree of peace within the cottage she is renting from city matriarch Sugar Prescott. although obdurate and irascible, Sugar sees anything of herself in Merilee—something that permits her to open up approximately her personal colourful past.
Sugar’s tales provide Merilee a special point of view in town and its filthy rich university mothers of their tennis whites and glossy SUVs, or even on her new friendship with Heather Blackford. Merilee is charmed via the glamorous younger mother’s likely excellent lifestyles and reveals herself drawn into Heather's world.
In a city like candy Apple, the place sins and secrets and techniques are as more likely to be came across at the back of the partitions of gated mansions as in the dead of night woods surrounding Merilee’s condominium, visual appeal is every thing. yet simply how risky that deception should be will surprise all 3 women....

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